Estimating and Project Management for Building Contractors
American Society of Civil Engineers, Jan 1, 1996 - Technology & Engineering - 250 pages
Michael Kitchens provides insight and practical guidelines regarding the day-to-day processes of construction estimating and project management. He reviews the varied tasks of the estimator, project manager, and project superintendent, from the decision to bid to completing paperwork and managing project risks. He draws from his years of professional experience, as well as case histories, to examine estimate preparation, procedures to follow on bid day, job site safety, quality assurance, financial considerations, cost control, and much more. Ethics in construction, errors in estimating and project management, and information regarding training of key personnel are also addressed.
Both beginners and seasoned professionals who seek a better understanding of the skills and abilities required of a good estimator and project manager will find this book to be a useful overview.